little things girl playing in water park

It’s The Little Things 14/52 & 15/52

Two for the price of one this week.  Last week was so super busy, that trying to do my Little Things post fell to the bottom of the heap.  Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s okay – that although I love my blog, Bee and the needs of our family come first. So,…

soft toy christmas reindeer and books called That's Not My Reindeer

Christmas Books for a Toddler

At 16 months, Baby Bee loves books. Not just her books, but any books – mine, the books at La Leche League meetings, magazines, lists, even leaflets through the letterbox.  We’ve had to stop going to music club at the library because all Bee wants to do is climb behind the leader and pull all…

wooden toy christmas nativity set

Christmas Play Environment for a Toddler 

I updated Baby Bee’s toy shelves this week.  Since September, her toys have been Autumn themed, with just a few additions along the way following Bee’s developing interests and skills.  But now we’ve tipped over into December, I’ve given them a sprinkling of Christmas magic. Bee has just turned 16 months, and her main focuses…

toddler painting a white pumpkin with orange and green paint

Halloween – An End to October

We love Halloween in our house.  For many years it’s always been one of our most anticipated celebrations.  It brings to a close the month of October (my favourite month), signals the onset of deep Autumn, and marks our anniversary. We have cultivated a few Halloween traditions over the years.  Pumpkin carving, scary movies, horror…

all fall down book and head shoulders knees and toes book

Autumn Books for a Toddler

Bee has a small basket of books in the living room. To keep it fresh I swap some of them every season or whenever Bee is developing a new interest. We have a growing collection of books that live on her bookshelf in the Nursery, but a lot of the time I look for books…

shelves full of autumn themed toys

Autumn Play Environment for a 14 Month Old

It was really important for me that Bee have her own space in the living room.  Our home is after all shared between the three of us and so should cater for, and represent all our needs and interests. I keep the shelves relatively uncluttered.  It serves several purposes.  I believe that having enticingly displayed…